Peter is a founding partner in WSP having been active in consultancy work since the late 1990s. Peter has a General Management background with commercial and voluntary sector experience before joining the Health Service at a Regional Health Authority in 1990. He has extensive project management experience and has developed training and awareness programmes in programme and project management, strategic planning and systems modelling for a wide range of clients.
Peter completed an MBA at Durham University in 1998 during which time he received a prize for his dissertation work on intermediate care services in the UK and Sweden. He is also Chairman of a national charity ‘The Relationships Foundation’, which develops and applies research into the importance of relational values and practices in both public and private sector organisations. Peter has recently completed a Masters in applied professional ethics with a view to exploring some of the philosophical and theological underpinnings of a systems approach to strategy implementation.
Peter plays an active role in the System Dynamics community in the UK and internationally, and has developed a wide range of expertise in the use of simulation and modelling in support of strategic consultancy projects. He has worked with the NHS Institute for Innovation, Audit Scotland and the former Centre for Leadership Development in Wales in applying ‘systems thinking’ to complex problems.
In February 2011, Peter accepted the Steer Davies Gleave prize for the best example of the application of systems modelling in the UK by the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society